Saving lives through life-threatening measures? The COVID-19 paradox of infection prevention in long-term care facilities [commentary].

Thiel, Ansgar; Altmeier, Dorothee; Frahsa, Annika; Eschweiler, Gerhard W; Nieß, Andreas; Sudeck, Gorden (2021). Saving lives through life-threatening measures? The COVID-19 paradox of infection prevention in long-term care facilities [commentary]. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 18(1), p. 11. Springer 10.1186/s11556-021-00265-x

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The current SARS Cov-2 infection control measures have paradoxical effects. On the one hand, the lockdown measures help to protect vulnerable populations in particular. On the other hand, these measures inevitably have the effect that those who are to be protected not only become socially isolated and are exposed to enormous psychological stress, but also break down physically due to inactivity. Thus, the activation that is omitted in the lockdown is not compensated by external reference groups, which also indicates that important conditions for healthy ageing are not given in long-term care facilities.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Frahsa, Annika

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1813-7253

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

02 Jul 2021 09:01

Last Modified:

02 Jul 2021 09:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s11556-021-00265-x

PubMed ID:

34154523

Uncontrolled Keywords:

COVID-19 Infection prevention Long-term care Nursing homes Physical inactivity

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/157309

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/157309

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